what is CILAC?

The Latin American and Caribbean Open Science Forum is a regional space for debate and exchange. On an itinerant basis in different cities of the region, the Forum's face-to-face meeting is held every two years for 3 days. The CILAC Forum is “the hub” of science in Latin America and the Caribbean, constituting a regional platform to debate how to strengthen and implement effective science, technology and innovation (STI) policies in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030.

CILAC represents a permanent movement for dialogue and cooperation between actors, the exchange of experiences, the definition of strategies and the monitoring of actions at the regional level in the field of science, technology and innovation.


+ 10,000 participants
+ 100 activities
+ 200 panelists

The in-person Forum is a unique event of its kind, in which a central Forum is held with more than 60 sessions with personalities from all over the world, parallel events - such as workshops and talks related to the topics of interest of the Forum -, and cultural and social activities linked to CTI in the city. The programming also includes the exhibition of posters, installation of institutional stands and technical visits for interested participants.

CILAC connects future researchers with top-level scientists, young entrepreneurs with business and corporation leaders, visionaries and innovators with political decision-makers, artists, designers, inventors and engineers, science journalists and science dissemination centers.

From April 26 to 28, 2021 in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, the third edition of the successful Latin American and Caribbean Open Science Forum was held.